March 8th, 2012 by faye
Peter Vallone, a New York City Councilman, is appealing for the boycott of ABC network’s, ‘GCB.’ Councilman Vallone says that the show is an “outrageous attack on the Christian faith.”
“The title of the show [GCB] alone is yet another outrageous attack on the Christian faith. Charlie Sheen will be back on ‘Two and a Half Men’ before we see a similar title targeting another religion,” Mr. Peter Vallone said in a statement.
“GCB” is based on the book “Good Christian Bitches” written by Kim Gatlin. However, due to concerns over the name of the book, ABC initially changed the show’s title to “Good Christian Belles” and eventually the abbreviation to just ‘GCB.’ ABC claims the “B” in the acronym still stands for “Belles,” but clearly, this has not absolved the concerns of New York City Councilman Peter Vallone.
“No one is fooled by that ridiculous claim. The original intent is clear, and changing the title of a show in your head doesn’t count,” Peter Vallone said.
The statement of Peter Vallone called for “Christians and people of all faiths” to boycott the ‘GCB’ show. The councilman also posted his disapproval with “GCB” on his Facebook page last Sunday, where Vallone accused Hollywood of regularly mocking Christians and expressed doubt a network would run a show with a title that was disrespectful towards another religion:
“so on this lenten sunday i’m reading a post column called ‘the joke’s on Jesus’ about a show called ‘GCB’ (short for Good Christian B*tches) in which the star, kristin chenoweth says ‘if you cant laugh at yourself you are taking life too seriously…’” wrote Peter Vallone. “The point isn’t that Christians cant laugh at themselves, the point is why is it always Christians the hollywood is laughing at?? We won’t hold our breath until we see a show with a title like this about some other religion..”